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Rank list withdrawn

Staff Correspondent

Belgaum: The Visvesvaraya Technological University on Saturday withdrew the list of winners of gold medals and rank holders for the academic year 2005-06 after noticing a glaring mistake.

The university had announced the list on its official website three days ago.

VTU Registrar (Evaluation) Balaji told The Hindu that the list was withdrawn after a mistake had been noticed wherein an ineligible candidate was awarded a rank. He refused to disclose the name.

He said a candidate was awarded rank in violations of the university regulations. Denying that there was any "mischief," he attributed the mistake to a "technical error."